Tuesday, February 23, 2010

>I Need Some Advice

>Okay, so about 2 weeks ago we decided to get Samantha a twin size bed, she had a toddler bed. It has definitely improved her sleeping. She does not get up as much in the middle of the night. Also, we are trying to get her into a bedtime routine, before I would lay with her on the couch and let her fall asleep on me. Now I read her a book in her twin bed and play classical lullaby music. We have only been doing it two nights so I know it may take a little longer to get used to the whole bedtime thing, but here is the problem:
She does not want to give up her toddler bed.

She doesn't sleep in it or even sit in it anymore. I told her "how about we give the bed to another little girl that has no bed?" She told me "all little girls have beds."

I don't know if I should just get rid of it one day when she is not home or what?

Does anyone have any advice on how I can get Samantha, 2 1/2 to give up her toddler bed?


  1. >Hmmm that is interesting. If she completely refuses to give it up, but you have room for it, maybe turn it into a little couch just for her. Get big pillows to prop up on the back along the wall. If you don't have room to keep it, do it while she is gone!

  2. >Thanks, the couch thing sounds like a good idea. We really don't have room for it though, especially with the new baby on the way. If I do it while she is gone then I am afraid she may resent me for it.

  3. >I think with her only being 2 years old she will probably forgive you though. :) I would probably sit her down and explain to her that you can't keep both beds and that her new bed is for big girls and her old one is for babies and since she is a big girl you need to get rid of the old one. Maybe even tell her you need to make room for new toys or something (that usually I would just try to do it in a loving way. Our children can't always have what they want. However, I know that you don't want to hurt her feelings either. Good luck! Let us know how it goes and what you decide to do. :)

  4. >i don't want her to resent her new bed and not want to sleep in it. that is a good idea, tell her i have to make room for toys. lol ~


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